Monday, 22 November 2010

Don’t miss SPS/IPC/Drives

Hi folks,

the SPS/IPC/Drives – the exhibition for electric automation technology – will take place at the Exhibition Center Nürnberg/Germany from November 23rd to November 25th 2010.


Come and visit the Windows Embedded booth 7A-150; yes is the same location as last year. You can meet me tomorrow, November 23rd at the Microsoft booth. I am looking forward to some interesting discussions about Windows Embedded with you!

Have fun and see you at the SPS/IPC/Drives!
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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 QFEs for October 2010 have arrived!

Hi all,

The October updates for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 are available for download:

Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update October 2010:

Fixes made in this update:

Component: COMM
  • 101028_KB2384080 - When using RNDIS client and DHCP allocator bound to the USB interface, an error may occur when USB cable is unplugged.
Component: DirectX
  • 101004_KB2417732 - The current media time is not correctly calculated by the current rate.
Component: Fonts
  • 101022_KB2437384 - Rotated text may not render correctly due to an issue with the font.
Component: FSD
  • 101029_KB2383946 - Calls to ScanVolumeEX() may fail when the volume to be scanned is formatted as EXFAT and has a directory structure that is at least 5 levels deep.
Component: IE
Component: RDP
  • 101006_KB2431798 - This update addresses an issue with mouse cursor corruption when connecting from a Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 device to Windows 7 over RDP.
Remember: it’s important to keep your system up to date!

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Friday, 12 November 2010

TechED Europe 2010 Berlin: recap

Hi folks,

TechED Europe 2010 in Berlin ended earlier today. It has been a great time, lots of interesting talks with fellow MVPs, Microsofties, friends of Windows Embedded, etc. I hope TechED Europe has been as rewarding for you as it has been for me!

The Windows Embedded talks have been most interesting as I already outlined in one of my previous posts, you probably enjoyed them as well as the interesting discussions as much as I have!


I am looking forward to see you again at next years TechED Europe!

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TechED Europe 2010 Berlin: Day 5

Hi folks,

Sadly it’s already the last day of TechED Europe 2010 in Berlin but there are still some very interesting things to do. I am really looking forward to Andy’s and Pierre’s session about Windows Embedded Handheld, the rebranded Windows Mobile 6.5 which starts at 10:30 today.



Meanwhile I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the entire TechED staff, Microsofties, especially Pierre Cauchois, this years Windows Embedded track owner, fellow MVPs and all speakers for making this TechED such an amazing and valuable experience, THANKS GUYS!


See you today at the TechED and enjoy!

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Thursday, 11 November 2010

TechED Europe 2010 Berlin: Microsoft MVP program

Hi folks,

check out the Microsoft MVP program blog for a video of various MVPs on this years TechED Europe 2010. Another video featuring me will be posted later today or tomorrow.


See you today at the TechED and enjoy!

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TechED Europe 2010 Berlin: Why Windows Embedded has so little precence

Hi folks,

Check out Olivier Bloch’s blog post about Why Windows Embedded does have so little presence on TechED Europe 2010.

See you today at the TechED and enjoy!

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TechED Europe 2010 Berlin: Day 4

Hi folks,

And welcome again from TechED Europe in Berlin. Hope you got a chance to attend the Windows Embedded sessions that were held so far. Even though Windows Embedded is a small track, the sessions have been very interesting so far. Marco Bodoira even played the electric guitar live on stage while presenting his project that won this years Microsoft hobbyist contest embedded SPARK!

video

Other sessions were about Silverlight for Windows Embedded or how to use it in combination with the .NET Compact Framework. Douglas Boling gave some very useful hints about embedded software engineering. Jason Tolley compared Windows Embedded Compact 7 with other embedded OSes such as embedded Linux or Android. Of course there are still some sessions to come:

2010-11-11: 18:00-19:00 WEM304: Advanced Application Debugging Techniques with Windows Embedded Compact 7 – Hall 3.2 Interactive Theater 1 – Jochen Dieckfoss

2010-11-12: 10:30-11:30 WEM201: The Future of Enterprise Mobile Devices with Windows Embedded Handheld – Hall 7.1a New York 2 – Andy Wigley and Pierre Cauchois.

See you today at the TechED and enjoy!

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Electronica 2010 - embedded Forum



Hello Windows Embedded friends,

Jochen already mentioned the talk held at Electronica 2010 - embedded Forum, Nov 9th 2010 in an earlier posting. It was the first talk at the embedded Forum in session 1: Real-Time Operating Systems. Subject was Silverlight for Windows Embedded under Windows Embedded Compact 7 (WEC7)


For those who where joining us there: Thank you very much for attending and your feedback and questions afterwards. We were having some really valueable discussions at our Microsoft Partner booth A6.S07

Since I got some requests for the presentation slides: You can find the German and English version of the slides here. Alternatively I will forward these on email request (if not already done).

If you could not make it to the talk then here is a short abstract just in case you are interested and probably decide to state a request on the slides, too:

Oliver will introduce you to the upcoming version Windows Embedded Compact 7 as well as its installation experience. Furthermore Oliver will walk you through the development process of a simple Silverlight for Windows Embedded (SWE) Sample User Experience (UX). You will learn that the steps involved are much simpler than working with the current version of SWE for Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3.


In case of questions related to Silverlight for Windows Embedded feel free to contact Jochen or me directly.


Cheers,
-- Oliver






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Wednesday, 10 November 2010

TechED Europe 2010 Berlin: Day 3 recap and Sessions for November 11th

Hi folks,

Today’s Windows Embedded sessions are over, but again, you can download the session slides from your TechED Europe 2010 ScheduleBuilder. Of course those are only the slides and not the demos or interactions. My lunch session where I talked about User Experience development with Windows Embedded Automotive 7 went really great; despite it being lunch time a lot of people showed up!



Don’t miss tomorrows (November 11th) Windows Embedded Sessions:
  • 10:30-11:30: WEM301 – Amazing User Experience on Embedded Devices Using Silverlight for Windows Embedded – Hall 7.1a New York 2 – Douglas Boling

  • 13:30-14:05: WEM204 - How to Build a $15000 Guitar Switch with Windows Embedded – Hall 7.1b London 1 – Marco Bodoira

  • 14:30-15:30: WEM303 – Silverlight for Windows Embedded and .NET Compact Framework: Best of Both Worlds – Hall 3.2 Interactive Theater 2 – Andy Wigley

  • 18:00-19:00 WEM304 – Advanced Application Debugging Techniques with Windows Embedded Compact 7 – Hall 3.2 Interactive Theater 1 – Jochen Dieckfoss


See you at the TechED and enjoy!

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TechED Europe 2010 Berlin: Day 3 Windows Embedded Talks

Hi folks,

Just a quick reminder of today’s Windows Embedded sessions three of which I already announced yesterday. You thought those were all the sessions for today, did you? Well I have some good news for you there will be an additional Windows Embedded session today so make sure attend them:

  • 9:00-10:00: WEM102 – Windows Embedded Compact Compete – Hall 3.2 Interactive 1 – Jason Tolley

  • 12:00-13:00: WEM302 – Deploying and Servicing Appliances and Embedded Devices with Style – Hall 7.1a New York 2 – Johan Arwidmark

  • 13:20-14:05: WEM305 – Windows Embedded Automotive 7 – Creating Next Generation User Experiences – Hall 7.1b London 3 – Jochen Dieckfoss

  • 14:30-15:30: WEM203 – What a Desktop Developer Needs to Know to Write Embedded Code – Hall 3.2 Interactive Theater 4 – Douglas Boling

See you today at the TechED and enjoy!

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Tuesday, 9 November 2010

TechED Europe 2010 Berlin: Windows Embedded Hands-on Labs

Hi folks,

Don’t forget to check out the two self paced Windows Embedded Standard 7 Hands-on Labs which you can take at any time during TechED opening hours in Hall 2.2a or Hall 2.2b:
  • WEM01-HOL - Build Your Own Embedded System

  • WEM04-HOL - Porting 3rd Party Drivers into Image Configuration Editor
See you at the TechED and enjoy!

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TechED Europe 2010 Berlin: Windows Embedded Speaker Contact

Hi folks,

Unfortunately there is no Windows Embedded Technical Learning Center (TLC) at this year’s TechED Europe.

However, luckily for you, you have multiple possibilities to get in contact with us Windows Embedded Speakers and Microsoft personal:

  • You can certainly talk to us during and at the end of our talks in the respective rooms.

  • You can come to the Speakers Lounge in Hall 2.2a. Simply ask at the door for the person you wish to speak to, if we are there, we are happy to talk to you.

  • Some of us will be hanging around the Windows Phone TLC in Hall 3.2

  • You might also find us at the MVP booth in the middle of the exhibition in Hall 4.2
See you at the TechED and enjoy!

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Visit EB at the electronica 2010 in Munich

Hi folks,

Besides the TechED Europe 2010 in Berlin where I am at right now, there is also another embedded event going on right now:

The elctronica 2010 from November 9th to November 12th in Munich where EB has not only one but two booths.


Visit the EB Autosar booth as well as the EB Windows Embedded Partner Pod both in Halle A6 “Software Village”.


Oliver Merkel, who also wrote a few articles on this blog just held a presentation at the electronica about Silverlight for Windows Embedded under Windows Embedded Compact 7. Hope you were able to catch it!


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TechED Europe 2010 Berlin: Day 2

Hi folks,

Todays Windows Embedded Sessions are over. If you have missed them you can at least download the slides from your TechED Europe 2010 ScheduleBuilder. Simply set the Track on the right hand side to Windows Embedded and you will be able to download the slides.

Make sure you don’t miss tomorrows (November 10th) Windows Embedded Sessions:

  • 9:00-10:00: WEM102 – Windows Embedded Compact Compete – Hall 3.2 Interactive 1 – Jason Tolley
  • 12:00-13:00: WEM302 – Deploying and Servicing Appliances and Embedded Devices with Style – Hall 7.1a New York 2 – Johan Arwidmark

  • And last but not least my 1st session:
  • 13:20-14:05: WEM305 – Windows Embedded Automotive 7 – Creating Next Generation User Experiences – Hall 7.1b London 3 – Jochen Dieckfoss

See you today at the TechED and enjoy!

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TechED Europe 2010 Berlin: Today’s Windows Embedded Sessions

Hi folks,

Don’t miss today’s Windows Embedded Sessions at TechEd Euope:

  • 10:30-11:30: WEM101 – Choosing an OS for an Appliance or any Kind of Embedded System – Hall 3.2 Interactive 6 – Jason Tolley

  • 12:00-13:00: WEM202 – Discover Windows Embedded Standard 7 as your Next Appliance Platform – Hall 7.1a New York 2 – Alexander Wechsler

  • 13:20-14:05: WEM103 – Windows Embedded Overview: Demos of the Latest and Upcoming Releases – Hall 7.1b London 1 – Pierre Cachois

See you today at the TechED and enjoy!

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Monday, 8 November 2010

TechED Europe 2010 Berlin 1st Day

Hi folks,

and welcome to TechED Europe 2010 in Berlin. Today was dominated by the pre-conference Seminars.


During the key note, Brad Anderson, Microsoft general manager of the Management and Solutions Division, pointed out the upcoming importance of cloud computing. In his discussion he showed Microsoft’s products and visions from “Infrastructure as a Service”, “Platform as a Service” up to “Software as a Service” where the focus is more and more on the user and not on the device. Of course Windows Phone 7 and its connection to the cloud also plays an important role in these concepts.


Afterwards the welcome reception was a great opportunity to network with other TechED attendees, Microsoft employees as well as fellow MVPs.

See you tomorrow at the TechED and enjoy!

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TechED Europe 2010 Berlin preview

Hi folks,

and a warm hello from the TechED Europe 2010 in Berlin where everything is just getting started.

After arriving in Berlin yesterday afternoon, I already picked up my TechED pass on site and went over some formalities for my talks with the staff. Now the locations for my talks are also set:

Wednesday, November 10th 1:20 pm to 2:05 pm in Hall 7.1b London 3:
Windows Embedded Automotive 7 – Creating Next Generation User Experiences (UXs)

And

Thursday, November 11th 6:00pm to 7:00 pm in Hall 3.1 Interactive Theater 1:
Advanced Application debugging techniques with Windows Embedded Compact 7


See you today at the TechED and enjoy!

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